Richmond upon Thames
percentage point gap in GCSE attainment between Richmond’s disadvantaged school children and those not facing disadvantage. This attainment gap is the highest in London.
of working residents in Richmond are low paid. With Wandsworth this is the lowest rate in London. This is 8,000 people.
Richmond is a south west Outer London borough, and the only borough which covers both sides of the Thames. It is one of the most affluent areas in London, and the Poverty Profile reinforces this. Only 11.8% of employees earn less than the living wage – the lowest percentage in London. The poverty rate of 15% is also the lowest in London, as is the child poverty rate. Only 16% of adults in Richmond lack level 3 qualifications, which is – again – the lowest rate in London.
However, worklessness has gone up by 0.6% over the last three years – the highest increase of any borough (worklessness decreased by 2.1% across London in this time). Income inequality is also high in Richmond – it has the 5th largest gap in London.
The rankings below show how Richmond is performing on key poverty and inequality indicators, in comparison with all 32 London boroughs. The first section gives a snapshot from the latest data: the deeper the red, the worse the problem; those coloured green are in the top half of London boroughs, which are performing better.
The circles show whether the issue is getting better or worse in comparison to previous period. Where there is no change, the circle is orange. Where there is no comparative data, the circle is grey.
From our Twitter
London students entitled to Free School Meals are 15 percentage points less likely to attain level 3 qualifications (A Level equivalent) than other students in London. In the rest of the UK, this gap in attainment is 28%. pic.twitter.com/Z4v5q7vSM320 Feb 2018
36% of housing delivered in #Haringey was social housing, affordable housing or shared accomodation in the three years up to 2015/16. This is the 5th highest rate in London. 604 such homes were built during this period, which is the 17th most out of London's 32 boroughs. pic.twitter.com/YaBVggmgog20 Feb 2018
More inner London students from disadvantaged backgrounds went to university than those from non-disadvantaged backgrounds in 2015/16. pic.twitter.com/DHAE2XEuiX19 Feb 2018